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Behind The Scene: Ben Harper and Mad Bunny Records

Behind The Scene: Ben Harper and Mad Bunny Records

Dean Budnick on December 1, 2021
Photo Credit: Jacob Boll *** “I had been thinking about starting a label off and on for years,” Ben Harper explains, as he chronicles the formation of Mad Bunny Records. Harper launched Mad Bunny in April 2020 with Beautiful Day Media’s Elizabeth Freund, who has worked as a publicist, producer and manager over the course […]
Reflections: Los Lobos

Reflections: Los Lobos

Jeff Tamarkin on November 30, 2021
Photo credit: Piero F. Giunti In 2023, Los Lobos will commemorate their 50th anniversary, and the quintet will celebrate by, well, doing what they’ve done all along. “The only time we ever really look back is on these anniversaries, which seem to be coming faster and faster,” says Steve Berlin, who—despite joining the group on […]
Tales of a Backyard Superchill

Tales of a Backyard Superchill

Jeremy Geller on November 27, 2021
A group of Jazz Fest regulars help keep the festival’s spirit alive during the pandemic. *** I attended my first Jazz Fest in 2005, four months before Katrina. I was 27, and it was the best of times. It marked the beginning of our New Orleans education. Our first day at the fairgrounds was the […]